Discussion on Mars - Clean, Fluid and Responsive Zen Cart Theme

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brentaxe Purchased

Hi Lox,

Please could you let me know if there is an easy way for us to ‘set’ the image size that is displayed on the website when using your theme?

I’ve tried changing and Zencart image sizes but I belive the theme does not read these sizes in?

We would basically like to reduce the size of the images displayed as we find them too large for our site.

I noticed a few other users having a similar request some time but and was hoping there might have been an easier way other than manually editing code?

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brentaxe Purchased

Update: I noticed some image changes/comments in the release notes of the updated version of Mars so tried to install the latest update and all seems to have gone well except the main product view image does not load any longer…

Working and previous Image location (version 1.0): www.xxxx.com.au/shop/images/products/PRODUCT1.jpg

Since the Mars template 1.3 update the main product image wants to load from the following URL: www.xxxx.com.au/shop/images/medium/products/PRODUCT1_MED.jpg

I’ve also tried to change the settings in Zencart for the image sizes with no luck… (for example: Configuration —> Images --> Image – Featured Products Width/Height)

LoxDesign

Hi brentaxe,

On the latest update there have been no theme files updated. Very strange that you are getting these behavior. Did you installed ImageHandler on your site, maybe you are having these issue because of the plugin.

Regards, LoxDesign

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brentaxe Purchased

Hi Lox

Thanks for the reply, yes I did install folder 4 being “Image Handler” is this step not required… It might have been this that broke things as after I did the update and image handler I checked the site and noticed things were not working and did not proceed with the Language Translation or looking into if we need that installed…

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brentaxe Purchased

UPDATE: I removed the files installed from folder ‘4’ being Image Handler and replaced them with the files in folder ‘2’ being Install… Since this change the images have started working again :-D

Cheers for your help…

Would you be able to help or assist us on how to reduce the size of the images? I was hoping the sizes set in Zencart would affect the theme but it seems the Zencart settings are not used with the Mars theme currently?

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brentaxe Purchased

I see the option to change Image size is something a number of people have requested already looking back in the comments history…

Given this and it seems there is currently no way to easily change the size (please let me know if there is)....

We are happy to pay a small fee to get this feature added if you would be able to perhaps link the images into the Zencart Image size preferences or even add image size options into the Mars template settings so we can reduce the size as needed?

Please let me know how much this change could cost as it’s something we need to get implemented and I believe many others will benefit from it as well.

LoxDesign

Hi brentaxe,

To answers your question: “Image Handler”. These is the plugin people were asking about in the comments and that’s exactly with what I made my theme compatible in the version 1.1 update and imporoved compatibility in the version 1.2.

So what you have to do is follow the steps in the themes documentation to install successfully the theme and the plugins. But I will highlight here a quick steps guide just in case:

1 – Install Zencart

2 – Install the Plugins what you want to use with your shop (In these step you install ImageHandler)

3 – Install Mars theme.

For more info read the themes and the plugins documentation.

Regards, LoxDesign

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brentaxe Purchased

Hi Lox,

Thanks for that, I’ve installed Image handler and it’s all working as expected however the images sizes do not seem to have changed?

Image Handler is resizing the images as if I reduce the size I can see the quality drop so it’s working BUT it does not seem to be changing the display size in the theme?

For example the image place holder sizes are still very large and do not seem to be updating or changing…even if I enter for example 100×100 for all settings the sites image boxes do not change only the quality looks very poor…

Please could you let me know if we can change the SIZE (or place holders the images load into) on your theme as this is what we are after.

Thanks very much and hope that explains things more clearly.

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brentaxe Purchased

Update, Most of our site is already setup and we are just making the final touches such as the ones above BUT the image sizes are an issue for us and our customers…

As the Mars theme was already installed before I installed “Image Handler” could this perhaps be the cause of the theme not reducing the image place holders in the Mars theme?

Is there any way to upgrade or let Mars theme know Image handler is now installed without having to re-setup the entire site/theme again if this is the cause of the issues?

LoxDesign

Hi brentaxe,

If you installed Image Handler after the zencart was installed you will have to run the installation( copy/paste and overwrite the files) from the “4 – Image Handler” folder. That should fix it.

Regards, LoxDesign

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brentaxe Purchased

Thanks Lox, I managed to get that done so I think all should be good then.. CHEERS!...

Do you know if there is any way to physically reduce the image sizes in the theme? (eg, to reduce the image place holders?)

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brentaxe Purchased

Hi Lox, just wanted to check if there is any way to physically reduce the size of the image place holders in the theme? For example to fit more images on the screen.

LoxDesign

Hi brentaxe, the only way would be by editing the .php files.

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Hi, I purchased your template and it is really beautiful, however I have big issue with it: 1- product image is so big, I tried many thing and it is not working 2- when you hover on the image it should zoom. this function not working 3- when you click on thumbnails it supposed to show the image but it will direct me to the home page which is really weird.

my website is myhookahproducts.com/store you can check it. your help is really appreciated

Reagards Sam

LoxDesign

Hi samirelgo,

As I see you are getting a javascript error on your product info page, but I don’t know why. On the sample page: http://themes.loxdesign.net/mars/theme_1/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=3_31&products_id=60 everything works fine.

If you can’t solve the problem, try to reinstall zencart and the theme too.

Regards, LoxDesign

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Hi, Thanks for your help, I followed your instruction and I re-installed the theme. it solved the issue. However when I tried to hide the slider in the main page the problem came back again. maybe im using the wrong setting to hide the slider, can you please guide me with the steps to remove/hide the slider from the main page?

thanks

LoxDesign

Hi samirelgo,

Can you send me a PM.

Thanks

LoxDesign

Hi, I didn’t get any message from.

Regards

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here is my email you can contact me directly samelgo@hotmail.com

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hotspotw Purchased

Hi, I just run into a problem, if only 1 products is added into a category I get a totally blank page..nothing, not even the header.. but if I add another product BOTH are showing up fine…any advise?? Please help.

LoxDesign

Hi hotspotw,

If you add only one product to a category and you would click to that category it should load directly the added product and not getting a blank page. Very strange what’s happening with your cart.

Regards, LoxDesign

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hotspotw Purchased

I know, any direction on what may cause this and what file need to be fixed?

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hotspotw Purchased

Also even with “allow check out” on out of stock products (pre-order) still doesn’t work. The site is live here: hotspotairsoft.com so you can see.

LoxDesign

Sadly I have no idea what could cause the problem. Maybe re installing zencart and the theme could help to fix the problem.

Regards

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hotspotw Purchased

Ok thanks, unfortunately I have already done a ton of mods…I have to find out which one caused this. Anyway, I would like to show the products “Date Available” in the product listing under the “Sold Out” button…here you can see the listing so you can understand: http://hotspotairsoft.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=422_429_243

LoxDesign

Hi hotspotw,

I am afraid you can do it only by programming.

Regards

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brentaxe Purchased

Hi Lox,

Hope you can help with this, I’ve just noticed in our logs folder we have got allot of files with the following being reported:

PHP Warning: Division by zero in /home/pro2084/public_html/shop/includes/modules/pages/product_info/header_php_review.php on line 87

LoxDesign

Hi brentaxe,

I think it’s because you have no product reviews and approvals on your site.

Try to make one and approve it.

Regards

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brentaxe Purchased

Thanks for the reply Lox, you are correct we have a new site that has not gone live yet and we would not have any reviews as yet.. i’ll get a dummy one created to fix this issue… CHEERS!

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brentaxe Purchased

Hi Lox,

I’ve seem to have run into an issue with Image Handler with the Featured Products side box, in that it seems to display a very low resolution image being 60×60…

However the other side boxes we have enabled such as specials, new products…etc are loading the image sizes set in the Zencart configuration screen.

We also do not have any image sizes set as 60×60 and I can’t work out where it’s getting this size from.

I’ll PM or E-Mail you our site URL.

cheers!

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brentaxe Purchased

I’ve also found a possible issue whilst trying to fix the above issue…

If you change the Mars settings – Sidebox – New Products Display between the default Slider or List views…

The category listed above being “Featured Products” actually seems to work fine when set as a List View… but as the default slider view it does not (it seems the image size of 60×60 might be from the list view)

Also other side boxes such as Specials and new products which are working as the default Slider view when changed to List view then break as the images are far to large when set to the list view…

Hope this feedback is helpful and looking forward to a solution.

LoxDesign

Hi brentaxe,

I didn’t receive any PM from you.

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brentaxe Purchased

Hi Lox…

I use the E-Mail Lox from your themeforest Profile page (bottom right of the page): http://themeforest.net/user/LoxDesign?WT.ac=item_profile_text&WT.seg_1=item_profile_text&WT.z_author=LoxDesign

If there is any other way I need to send you a message please let me know how and I’ll get it done but you should have something in your e-mail…

Cheers!

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brentaxe Purchased

I believe I’ve found the cause of the issue… includes\templates\mars\sideboxes\tpl_featured.php

I copied over the file from the latest v1.3 install folder and it’s fixed the image size issue :-)

LoxDesign

Hi brentaxe,

I am happy that I could help. If you need more help you know where to find me :)

Regards, LoxDesign

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mnitescu Purchased

Hi Lox,

This is a GREAT template, I just love it. Everything works fine, except one thing. I just noticed that doesn’t work on Internet Explorer, I got this error:

Webpage error details Message: Access is denied. Line: 5 Char: 2456 Code: 0 URI: http://beauty-store.ro/includes/templates/mars/jscript/libs/selectivizr-min.js

How could I fix that?

Thank you!

LoxDesign

Hi mnitescu,

1. I which version of IE do you use ? 2. What kind of error do you have and on which page ? I am asking because you normally directly you don’t access these file only through a normal Zencart page.

Regards, LoxDesign

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mnitescu Purchased

Hi Lox, I am using IE 8. Here is a printscreen with the error that appears when I click on the yellow icon, right next to “Done” in the left lower corner.

LoxDesign

Me in My IE I don’t get thee error but anyway until everything works fine on the site you shouldn’t worry to much about it. These is a javascript plugin for pseudo selector support for IE.

Regards

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nitroedge Purchased

Hi Lox, still working with your template and again it rocks!!!!

Quick question, which page would I edit to remove the “Additional Information” tab on the product pages?

I don’t mind hardcoding the removal of it… just trying to figure out which file to edit.

Thanks!

BRandon

LoxDesign

Hi nitroedge,

To disable the “Additional Information” tab go to “YOUR_SITE_ROOT_DIRECTORY\includes\templates\mars\templatestpl_product_info_display.php” file and here go to line 290 and delete there the IF statement (from line 290 to 300 – <?php if ( (($flag_show_product_info_model…).

Regards, LoxDesign

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nitroedge Purchased

Thank you so much Lox! You rock! I’ll be buying more templates from you soon as I have a couple other Zen Carts to customize, your support has been the best and I really appreciate it!

LoxDesign

Thank you very much for the kind words and I am happy that you like the theme. If you need more help you know where to find me :)

Regards, LoxDesign

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nitroedge Purchased

Hi Lox! Back again

One other question, how again do I disable the “New Products for <insert month>” section that shows up on the bottom of the product info pages… I couldn’t find the option in your Config Menu settings…

Example being here at the bottom: http://www.scor-pal.com/staging/other-brands-c-19/

Thanks!

Brandon

LoxDesign

Hi nitroedge,

To disable it go to: Admin->Configuration->Index Listing->Show New Products on Main Page – Category with SubCategories and set it to 0.

Regards

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nitroedge Purchased

Hi Lox!

Somehow I disabled the Flexslider from appearing on my Home Page and I would like it to show on the right sidebox.

I can’t remember if or what I changed.

I was experimenting to show all the custom content sideboxes and can’t for the life of me figure out what I did to hide it.

Can you point me in the right direction on where to look?

Site link: http://www.scor-pal.com/staging/

Thanks so much!

Brandon

LoxDesign

Check out the the documentation, maybe in the “4.11 – Sidebox 1-5” section you will find your answer.

Regards

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nitroedge Purchased

Thx Lox, that worked and I had it disabled in the Layout Boxes Controller, dumb mistake by me :)

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Is there anyway to make the custom content tab unique to the product that it is displayed under?

LoxDesign

Hi bdooley930,

Well I am afraid only by making custom adjustments to the product info php files.

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nitroedge Purchased

Hi Lox,

I’m trying to edit the FlexSlider component and want to change the slideshow speed.

I found the following option commands from Woo’s FlexSider site.

slideshowSpeed: 7000, //Integer: Set the speed of the slideshow cycling, in milliseconds animationSpeed: 600, //Integer: Set the speed of animations, in milliseconds

My problem is I am not sure which lines to edit in the theme_2.css file I am using.

In your documentation I see: /* ->> B – FLEXSLIDER 2 BY WOOTHEMES -------—-/

and then on LINE 7049 I see:

/ FlexSlider Default Theme ***/ .flexslider { margin: 0 0 20px; background: #fff; position: relative; zoom: 1; -webkit-box-shadow: 0px 3px 2px -2px rgba(102, 102, 102, 0.3); -moz-box-shadow: 0px 3px 2px -2px rgba(102, 102, 102, 0.3); box-shadow: 0px 3px 2px -2px rgba(102, 102, 102, 0.3);

I tried to add the following to that section but it doesn’t seem to be affecting the ”.sidebox_slideshow” element I have on the home page:

slideshowSpeed: 7000; animationSpeed: 600;

Could you help me determine where I should be placing the above commands to modify the FlexSlider component?

Thanks!!

Brandon

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nitroedge Purchased

My “carriage returns” didn’t show up in my post but I did include them in the coding…

LoxDesign

Hi nitroedge,

One question, which flexslider do you want to edit, the main one on the home page or the flexsliders in the sidebox ?

Regards

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I can not see the category menu on the home page. I have this problem installing the theme on the Zencart Italian version In the original version does not have the problem, I see it correctly

you can see the italian installation on:

http://newsite.computerfamily.it

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance

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Solved: Category Tab -> on

LoxDesign

GREAT !!! :)

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